Hiking Highlight (Segment)
“The Erpetal with its vast meadow landscape is one of the last remaining river valleys in Berlin.
The 32 km long heritage rises on the Barnim plateau near Werneuchen and flows into the Spree near Hirschgarten.
Although the Erpetal is built up on the edge, the river has been developed as a receiving water for the sewage treatment plant and the groundwater has been lowered by pumping drinking water, large parts of the original cultural landscape have been preserved, so that the Erpetal conservation area was designated in 1995.
The wet meadows, the backwaters of the Erpe, the woods in damp locations and the suitability as a recreation area are protected.
Animal species such as beavers, kingfishers, moor frogs and the banded dragonfly live here.
Meadow rue, purple loosestrife, marsh iris, and much more bloom in the damp meadows [...]"
Source: SenUVK information boards
May 16, 2020
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